Our day started at 5 a.m. as we boarded the tap-tap and headed to Church on the Rock. The service was full of energy and it was a great way to start the day.
After breakfast, we headed to "Apparent Project"- a nonprofit empowering families by providing jobs, education and daycare to Haitians in the community. We toured the facility where they make jewelry, pottery and other hand-made products. Our team spent a long time searching for the perfect gift to take back home.
Our next stop was the Haiti History Museum located in the heart of downtown Port-au-Prince. We had the opportunity to learn about the history of this beautiful country. The tour was fascinating and the building had air conditioning...which was a plus!
Our final stop was at Lolo Orphanage. We had a different experience walking through the doors as the children sang to us. After we gave them a big applause, we responded with "You are My Sunshine" and "Jesus Loves You". We spent the next hour playing soccer, coloring, using play-do and playing games.
It's a joy to meet and interact with these kids. Our team goes out into the community everyday hoping to make a difference in their lives but we end up benefiting more. We will cherish the memories we've made with them for the rest of our lives.